From blues to soul, gospel and folk, The Heritage Blues Orchestra Quintet and Ruthie Foster expertly intermingle the richness of the American music experience. Performing separate sets and collaborating for the first time on stage, these celebrated artists promise a concert experience of unforgettable depth and power. HBO’s acclaimed 2013 debut, And Still I Rise, garnered their first Grammy nomination and a Living Blues Critics Award for best debut. Blues-folk legend Taj Mahal deemed HBO “elegant, fabulous and refreshing,” and NPR commented that HBO performs “up to the minute music that draws upon the glorious past of African American genres.” Of the supremely talented Ms. Foster, Rolling Stone raved “overwhelmingly pure and powerful... Ruthie Foster was magic to watch and hear.” Ruthie’s list of achievements include three consecutive Grammy nominations including for her current album, Promise Of A Brand New Day; Best Female Vocalist wins in 2007, 2008, and 2013 from the Austin Music Awards; the 2010 and 2013 Living Blues Critic’s Poll winner for Female Blues Artist of the Year; and recent Blues Music Award wins for Best Contemporary AND Best Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year.
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